We know rock and rules really don’t roll together. But bear with us, as we bash out the basics of the 9th annual Battle of the Ad Bands for 2016. Then we can really spice up your life.



A fee of $300 + GST per band applies. That’s the same price as 10 x Prego pies this winter - they are pretty amazing though. Each band will get a few comp tickets for their groupies. Backline gear on the night provided (full list TBC). BYO leads, drumsticks, guitars, quenas, midriff tops, low crotch jeans, plum coloured lipstick and a smokey eye.


Bands must be from CAANZ member agencies, and only one band per agency can enter. Band members must all be genuine, bona-fide employees or current freelancers of your agency. That means no students, ex-freelancers, musos you meet on the job or ring-in types. Due to popular demand, small agencies only (less than 20 employees) may band together. No super-agency super-groups please. We don’t want no scrubs.


This year, bands will perform three songs each - Two covers, and one wildcard. This year’s covers theme is Boy Bands / Girls Bands and for the Wildcard we’re paying homage to the legendary Prince and David Bowie. We’ll let you know your song a couple of weeks before the gig. As far as the other songs go… that’s up to you. Oh, and you’ll have 15 minutes on stage to move like Jagger, not a minute more.


To register, just flick back to the homepage and click on the link there. Any queries please contact office@caanz.co.nz